Toilet Paper

Thirty Six.

I’m thirty six years old.

I have three children that I haven’t manged to lose or have taken away from me. I can put food on the table on a regular basis. I take care of dogs and cats and chickens and ducks and geese and pigs and bees and a dove and they all seem content with my care. I can do the laundry and build tables. I can write blogs and repair minor electrical issues. I can shoot a shotgun and cut up the hindquarter of a deer. I can do a handstand, race a canoe and grow my own vegetables.

I am in many regards a totally successful adult.

So why, why, can I not remember to buy toilet paper on a regular basis?

Why are we always making an emergency toilet paper run?

Why do I do things like beg my friends for a roll of toilet paper so it doesn’t have to be an emergency and then forget it ?

Why have I done that exact same thing twice this year?

And why, why is it that it takes a half a roll of toilet paper in a house with four girls before I realize that we are out.

Every. Time.

Come on all you lovely readers, it can’t be just me! Make me feel better, what’s the one thing you always forget?



29 comments on “Toilet Paper

  1. Green Embers says:

    This is like the missing socks question — just one of those weird life mysteries that may be better left unsolved?

  2. I have the opposite problem with toilet paper. It’s never on the shopping list so I panic and think oh I forgot, so I’ll just buy some. Result, we have more toilet paper than we will ever need. EVER.

  3. Rosie Amber says:

    It’s usually things I don’t use, so am not aware that they are running out for others. But I do have bits of paper in the kitchen for everyone to scribble down items they need, but I do find myself shopping several times a week as my teenagers seem capable of hoovering out the fridge on an almost daily basis.

    • Jessie says:

      Things you don’t use are the worst. Last time I was at the store (when I finally bought the TP) I had two lists, one of Johns I found sitting in the truck and one of my own, had I not found his I would never have known some of the things he needed! ( And yes, we both make lists and then lose them…) #hopeless

  4. junekearns says:

    For me, it’s where I’ve put the whatsit that goes in the thingummy drawer.

  5. jenanita01 says:

    You’re lucky it’s just the one thing… I have reached the stage where, on a good week, I can forget almost everything!

  6. Sharon jacobson says:

    Sounds to me like you and your friends have reached the age of needing to write things down. Jessie, you need a spot to keep a store list. Hang on the fridge and write down everything you need or are close to needing. It realizes the stress of thinking what do I need today? While standing in the store. Be diligent about writing things down!!!

  7. Woebegone but Hopeful says:

    It is obviously a case of the Mischief Pixies. Just as they delight in sneaking into our house to take tops off pens, hide pencils, mix up socks, nudge doors so they catch on my shirt sleeves, alter or delete items on shopping lists or switch off and hide mobile phones. They are no doubt tearing off sheets of toilet paper in the deep night, making frivolous hats out of them and stealing away.
    Naughty little things!!

  8. N. says:

    Lol! I always forget something, it may not be the same something, but it’s always something 😆 Don’t worry, you’re not alone!

  9. Firewaves21 says:

    aw man my heart goes out to you, but hey other than that you are clearly super woman. Just saying… 🙂

  10. The thing to go with the thing. You know, the tonic to go with the gin, the leeks to go with the chicken, seasalt but never have any peppercorns, firelighters, no matches … always the thing, I run round shouting ‘Agh! I’ve forgotten the thing!’ because I can’t even remember what it’s called!

  11. […] not how much toilet paper we have or where the thingamabob is or who’s got gym class today or what we are going to eat […]

  12. […] it is the toilet paper. No, we don’t bring our own toilet paper (We probably should but since I can’t keep it in stock at home I’m not about to start traveling with it). We use other people’s toilet paper just like […]

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